Divinely Discontented Drippings of Deliverance

Joe Gandelman links to James Wolcott's colonoscopy post, appropriately titled "Too Much Information is Never Enough."

....don't let anyone deter you from a colonoscopy with their icky anecdotes. The Demerol drip is divine, the test can nip trouble in the bud, so to speak, and once you've had it, you won't need another for five years. It's sort of like jury duty for your butt, though perhaps that is not the most precise or felicitous analogy.
That Wolcott guy sure can write persuasively. Reading him makes me feel like an ignorant redneck with a sore ass in need of demerolization. Can't drive a semi without a colon, can you? (Deliverance from evil or something . . .)

And Joe Gandelman just had to remark that the photos were "blessfully omitted," didn't he?

That comment (along with the title of "Too Much Information is Never Enough") made me feel obligated to blessfully supply them. I mean, after all, aren't we bloggers always supposed to help supplement and correct each other's posts? Regardless of any political or other persuasions?

So, while it may be beyond my ordinary "scope," here's an anatomically correct chart showing the two primary colonoscopy procedures:

colonoscopy.jpg

And, while Mr. Wolcott's procedure was apolypical, here's a picture of the nasty little bugger they'd have been looking for:

colon_polyp.jpg

The polyp is the protrusion sticking out from the white line. More here.

If this weren't being brought to you as a public service I'd probably be saying "Ouch!"

posted by Eric on 12.06.04 at 11:19 AM







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Hey...if you keep posting medical items, I'm just gonna have to get Socratic on your ass...as we say in medicine: this is a TURF issue!

CodeBlueBlogMD   ·  December 6, 2004 1:21 PM

My own perverted preference would be for a diagram of the female anatomy and a close-up of her Holy Conservative [or Captivating] Lesbian Individualist Theology.

All I can say is that post took guts!

Eric Scheie   ·  December 7, 2004 8:38 AM

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